2018 Winter School Subject List

Writing and Rhetoric Two: Argumentation (WRIT1002) - Opens 03 Oct 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: Writing Hub
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1) Dr Frances Di Lauro - frances.dilauro@sydney.edu.au

(1) Dr Frances Di Lauro - frances.dilauro@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 29 Jan 2018 
End Date: 16 Feb 2018 
Capacity: 100 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 03 Oct 2017 
Applications Close: 08 Dec 2017 
Census date: 02 Feb 2018 
On-time withdrawals close: 02 Feb 2018 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: Yes


  1. Assumed Knowledge: - 

    Native English Speaker Proficiency


This is a fully online unit of study. It focuses on advanced rhetorical reasoning and the theory, construction, and delivery of sound arguments, which are critical to success in the university and the workplace.

Designed to improve writing and critical thinking abilities, the unit teaches students to craft persuasive, ethical, and engaging arguments.

It will focus on the production and reception of arguments across a range of genres, including digital environments.

Online tutorials feature collaborative writing and editing exercises on global, participatory writing platforms.


Annotated Bibliography 1000 words (20%); Literature Review 1000 words (20%; Critical Analysis Video 500 word equivalent (10%); Critical Analysis Report 500 words (10%); Argumentative essay 1500 word (40%)


Start Date: 29 Jan 2018     End Date: 16 Feb 2018

This Unit is conducted online.

Contact Hours:

Mon - Thu, 3 contact hours per day.

Materials are uploaded by the Department by 4:00pm each day and are required to be completed by 4:00pm on the following day.


Online Text - free resources, online readings